Sunday 8 March 1942
It was Sunday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Ann Packer-Brightwell and [Dick] Richie.
49th Parallel, directed by Michael Powell, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942
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Which were the important events of 8 March 1942 ?
- Saint Philemon (d. 305)
- Albania, Romania - Mother's Day.
- Catholicism Saint John of God.
- Hudson's Birthday - The Second Coming Of Christmas.
- Saint Humfried of Terwaan
- Saint Cyrillus of Africa
- Ann Packer-Brightwell: England, United Kingdom -- 400m / 800m runner (1964 Olympics - Gold Medalist).
- [Dick] Richie: Allen; baseball player (American League Most Valuable Player 1972).
- Dick Allen: American baseball player and tenor.
- Palito Ortega: Argentinian singer actor and politician.
- Ann Packer: English sprinter hurdler and long jumper.
- Japanese forces captures Rangoon Burma
- KNIL, Dutch colonial army on Java, surrenders to Japanese armies.
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